Musée de la mémoire vivante (Museum of Living Memory)
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec

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The Last Beluga Fisherman

Inuit sculpture - Man riding a beluga
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Basque fisherman
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Reverend Henri-Raymond Casgrain (1831-1904)
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The last beluga fisherman, Émile Lizotte, tells the story of the family fishery
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Men with beluga catch
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Fishermen with their horses in the river's icy waters
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Men at high tide hauling in the belugas caught in the poles
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Men killing belugas caught inside the poles
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Émile Lizotte killing a beluga with a spontoon
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House on the point, where the employees lived
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Men using high tide to retrieve the belugas that were caught
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Horse hauling beluga carcass ashore
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Boy hauling a recently captured beluga ashore
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Beluga fishery employees stripping a mammal of its blubber
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Workers start cutting up belugas, even before all are on the beach
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Carving up a beluga using knives and iron hooks
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Men looking at belugas stripped of their skin and blubber
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The two buildings in which beluga blubber was melted, and the stable in the background
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